Blackpool Days

So yesterday I took the tram all the way to neighbouring Fleetwood where there is a quaint little town square right next to the sea. It has a small ferry terminal and a lovely garden park, with a wide beach covered mainly in sand and pebbles.

Fleetwood
I was in the mood for a BLT (bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich).

I followed this with a great evening meal in the local Grosvenor Casino, which was large and spacious. The food was brilliant and we felt comfortable eating steaks.

Sirloin with mash and a special cabbage smothered in dried onion.
Key Lime Pie

The Key Lime Pie was lush and went well with a Jack Daniels and Coke.

This week I am writing about my brief holiday in Blackpool but next week I shall return to reviewing books.

Seaside Days

This week my blog posts may deviate from the normal ones because I am staying in Blackpool for a few days. Hopefully I should get some reading done too, as I love taking a story with me on holiday,

Weirdly Britain is having a few weeks of crazy rain and windy storms but I am determined not to let that ruin my getaway. It is just another sad sign that global warming is altering our local climate markedly.

Although these pictures are dark and moody, I felt really happy to be back at the seaside resort I last visited in 1993.

Blackpool tower was based on the Eiffel Tower.
Trams have been around since Victorian times in one form or another.
This very traditional North Pier still has a theatre at the end serving musicals and comedy.

I may pop a few interesting pictures on once I have settled in. Thanks for checking out my blog.